2.0 (movie)

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Directed byS. Shankar
Karan Johar
Written byS. Shankar
Produced byAllirajah Subaskaran
Raju Mahalingam
Akshay Kumar
Amy Jackson
CinematographyNirav Shah
Edited byAnthony
Music byA. R. Rahman
Distributed byAA FILMS (Hindi)[1]
Global Cinemas (Andhra Pradesh and Telangana (Telugu dubbed version))[2]
Release date
  • 29 November 2018 (2018-11-29)
Box office1156crore

2.0 is an Indian science fiction movie written and directed by S. Shankar, co-written by B. Jeyamohan, and produced by Subaskaran Allirajah.[4] The movie serves as a spiritual successor to the 2010 Tamil movie Enthiran, and features Rajinikanth reprising the roles of Dr. Vaseegaran and Chitti, alongside Akshay Kumar and Amy Jackson.[5] With an estimated budget of 570 crore it is the most expensive Indian movie made to date.[6][7]

The movie was shot in Tamil.[8][9][10][11] and additional dubbed releases in 13 other languages.[12][13] The movie theatrically released on 29 November 2018. This film received positive reviews.

Cast[change | change source]

  • Rajinikanth as Dr. Vaseegaran and Chitti, and Kutti 3.0 (4 roles)
  • Akshay Kumar as Pakshi Rajan. An ornithologist who operated a bird sanctuary, Pakshi Rajan protests excessive use of mobile phones fearing that high-frequency electromagnetic radiation from cell sites is threatening avian life. He reports it to Jayanth, the telecommunications minister, and Manoj, but they disregard the matter intentionally. Deeply frustrated, Pakshi hangs himself to death from a cell tower. Now his aura, combined with the negative energy of deceased birds, can control cell phones with electromagnetic radiation, which happens to be considered a fifth force.[14]
  • Amy Jackson as Nila. A domestic and feminine humanoid robot created by Vaseegaran, whose name is a contraction of "Nice, Intelligent, Lovely Assistant". This robot is meant to be a friend, helper, and caretaker. It can drive, perform forensic analysis, jump walls and disable electronic alarms. Later, it falls in love with Chitti.[15]
  • Sudhanshu Pandey as Dhinendra "Dhina" Bohra.[16] A scientist and the son of Dr. Bohra,[a] who was once killed by Chitti. After his father's death, Dhina assumes the robot to be Vaseegaran's alter-ego and wishes to take revenge on him. He happens to be the first person to voice against the reinstatement of Chitti in the government meeting. Later, he also becomes jealous of Chitti's resurgence and, sneaking into the AIRD Institute, he frees Pakshi's aura from the containment circuit, only to be killed by him later for being a cellphone user.
  • Adil Hussain as Minister S. Vijay Kumar.[17] The Home Minister who gives unofficial permission to Vaseegaran for Chitti's reactivation.
  • Ishari K. Ganesh as Jayanth Kumar
  • Kalabhavan Shajohn as Vaira Moorthy, Minister of Telecommunications[18]
  • Kaizaad Kotwal as Manoj Lulla
  • Anant Mahadevan as Head of the meeting
  • Mayilsamy as Balu, the personal assistant of Vaira Moorthy
  • Michael Muthu as a police officer
  • Priya Prince as Pakshi Rajan's mother
  • Mayur Bansiwal as Pakshi Rajan's father
  • Sanchana Natarajan as a student visiting Vaseegaran's lab
  • Maya S. Krishnan as a student visiting Vaseegaran's lab
  • Md Jakir Hossain as police
  • Murali Satagopan as a student visiting Vaseegaran's lab
  • Avijit Dutt as Dr. Sam
  • Adithya Shivpink as a Mobile phone user
  • Anitha Sampath as a newsreader
  • Aishwarya Rai as Sana Vaseegaran (voice cameo)

Notes[change | change source]

  1. As depicted in the 2010 film Enthiran.

References[change | change source]

  1. "2.0: Rajinikanth, Akshay Kumar film's Hindi version bought by AA Films for Rs 80 crore?". The Indian Express. New Delhi. 14 June 2017. Retrieved 27 November 2017.
  2. Srivatsan (11 August 2017). "Rajinikanth-Akshay Kumars 2.0 Telugu rights sold for a whopping price". India Today. Chennai. Retrieved 27 November 2017.
  3. "Rajinikanth's 2.0 adds Rs 100 crore to its hefty budget". India Today. 19 June 2018.
  4. "Endhiran-2 to start rolling soon!". Sify.
  5. "Akshay Kumar plays the villain in 'Robot 2'". The Times of India.
  6. Bureau, City. "2.0 is set to go where no Indian film has gone before". The Hindu. Retrieved 13 May 2017.
  7. "Rajnikanth's 2.0 vs Aamir Khan's Thugs Of Hindostan – There Could Be A Clash This Diwali!". BookMyShow. Retrieved 27 February 2018.
  8. "Rajinikanth's 2.0 first look to be out on November 20". The Hindu.
  9. "Rajinikanth's 2.0: Shooting for Thalaivar's Enthiran sequel is finally over". India Today.
  10. "Rajinikanth's 2.0 to be the first 3D film in Enthiran franchise". The Indian Express.
  11. "'Enthiran 2' a.k.a. '2.0' release date: Rajinikanth-starrer won't clash with SS Rajamouli's 'Bahubali' a.k.a. 'Baahubali'". International Business Times.
  12. "Rajinikanth, Akshay Kumar's 2.0 beats Baahubali 2's record, to release in 15 languages". 2 June 2017.
  13. "2.0 sold out for a record price". 12 August 2017.
  14. "'2.0'ல ஷங்கரே டப்பிங் பேசியிருந்தா படம் வேற லெவல்ல இருந்திருக்கும்!" – நடிகர் ஜெயபிரகாஷ்" [Actor Jayaprakash talks about 2.0's movie experience]. Ananda Vikatan (in Tamil). 30 November 2018.
  15. Subramanian, Anupama (27 September 2018). "Raveena Ravi bags role in film on cop-common man bonding". Deccan Chronicle. Retrieved 3 December 2018.
  16. Chakravorty, Trisha (29 November 2018). "Rajinikanth sir is truly a god in human form, says Sudhanshu Pandey". Mumbai Mirror. Retrieved 3 December 2018.
  17. "Adil Hussain has a role in 2.0". The Times of India. 1 May 2016. Retrieved 25 November 2016.
  18. Ipe, Ann (12 September 2016). "I couldn't refuse this cop role: Kalabhavan Shajohn". Deccan Chronicle. Retrieved 12 September 2016.